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Every summer, Michael goes to stay with his cousins at their farm on the Welsh coast. And every year, he swims with seals, watches killer whales and porpoises – and listens to his old grandfather’s stories. Tales of blood-red dragons that sleep in hidden coves on Whaletooth Beach, of shipwrecks and an old Russian sea captain, and of the giant Sandman and his turtles, who fell asleep and turned to rocks out in the bay. Michael doesn’t really believe that the stories are true. But when the Sandman comes to life, Michael and his cousins are in for a truly magical adventure…

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781405226677

Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd

Date published

September 4th, 2006

Lexile measure

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.6; Middle years; 2.0 points

Other details
  • 96 pages
Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Michael Morpurgo

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Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller, weaving captivating stories full of drama and intensity that are coming to be regarded as true classics. Exploring the most profound subjects with a light yet powerful touch, his books tell unforgettable stories in simple, direct words.

Michael Morpurgo discovered his talent for writing while working as a teacher. “We had to read the children a story every day and my lot were bored by the book I was reading. I decided I had to do something and told them the kind of story I used to tell my kids – it was like a soap opera, and they focused on it. I could see there was magic in it for them, and realised there was magic in it for me.”

Living in Devon, listening to Mozart, and working with children have provided most of the stimulae Michael needs to discover and write his stories. He spends about half his life mucking out sheds with the children, feeding sheep or milking cows; the other half he spends dreaming up and writing stories. “For me, the greater part of writing is daydreaming, dreaming the dream of my story until it hatches out – the writing down of it I always find hard. But I love finishing it, then holding the book in my hand and sharing my dream with my readers.”

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  1. Pearl 113298

    TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 8 March 2013

    I LOVE HIS BOOKS SO MUCH

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    booksrcul
    on 2 August 2011

    Interesting however, it is not as good as Kensuke’s Kingdom.

    3out of 5
  3. Horridhenry thumb 16

    embalina
    on 4 March 2011

    I have not apeared to of read this book but seems like its EDUCATIONAL about turtles!!